Wellness is top of mind for attendees of all ages, and hotels are adding features and programs catering to health, fitness and relaxation of mind and body. Among them is the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, where wellness is in the forefront. Prevue spoke with David Gauthier, director of sales and marketing, about the hotel’s Stillwater Spa and many available outdoor activities.
Prevue: Do you have any new wellness initiatives for 2015?
David Gauthier: The Stillwater Spa is on the leading edge of trends and fitness/wellness services to provide programs for its groups.. As the closest full-service resort to Southwest International Airport, the 454-room, full-service destination resort offers a secluded island for resort guests with expansive beach, pavilion and beach chairs, eco adventures and kayaking tours, three resort pools including an adventure pool with a 140-foot corkscrew water slide and cabanas, world-class Stillwater Spa with 18 treatment rooms, beauty salon and fitness center, water activities, eight restaurants and lounges including Corkscrew pool bar, Tarpon Bay seafood restaurant and Cool Beans coffee bar and 18-hole championship Raptor Bay golf course
In what ways can planners inject wellness into their programs?
Because of the beautiful year-round weather at The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, our location is perfect for morning fun walks and fun runs for our groups. In addition: golf, tennis, biking, golf lessons and clinics, pool and lawn activities, team-building activities are a part of the overall meeting an keep attendees moving.
Have the expectations and of incentive groups changed over the past year?
Coming to a resort with a full-service spa, pools and the many activities offered is an automatic plus for groups.